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Brand name: Alfentanil (GH) TM

Active ingredients: alfentanil

What it is used for

ALFENTANIL GH Injection is indicated for intravenous use by specialist anaesthetists and their trainees as:, an analgesic supplement given by incremental intravenous boluses or continuous infusion; and, an anaesthetic induction agent where in patients undergoing in-patient surgery, when endotracheal intubation and controlled ventilation are to be used.,Because of its rapid onset and short duration of action, intravenous ALFENTANIL GH Injection is particularly suited as a narcotic analgesic for short procedures and outpatients, provided that the patients are maintained under appropriate post-operative surveillance. However, intravenous ALFENTANIL GH Injection is also useful as an analgesic supplement for procedures of medium to long duration, since periods of very painful stimuli can be easily overcome by administration of small increments of ALFENTANIL GH Injection or by adapting the infusion rate.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Do not Freeze
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear, colourless solution

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine requires authorisation for prescription from your doctor. It is Schedule 8 : Controlled Drug.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient alfentanil

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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